Calls will be made this week for a major review of existing laws to assess whether they negatively impact on the islands – including the creation of the national police force.
The remote island community of Fair Isle has launched a fundraising drive in a bid to secure enough cash to replace the faulty heating system at its public hall.
Councillors in Shetland are seeking urgent talks over plans to introduce parking charges at Sumburgh Airport.
A lifeboat crew in Shetland have welcomed a new skipper on board.
Shetland’s licensing board has endorsed the personal licence of a Lerwick bar manager who was convicted of committing assault to “severe injury and permanent impairment.”
Outgoing Shetland Islands Council leader Cecil Smith says “a lot of good things” have come out of his time as a council member - and maintains that “personal reasons”, rather than political fallouts, were behind his decision to step aside.
Concerns over the impact Brexit may have on staff recruitment and retention in Shetland were raised at the latest meeting of the isles’ health and social care partnership.
One of the occupants of a Mitsubishi Shogun car that left the road near Tingwall in the early hours of Saturday has been airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The pilot of a plane carrying 33 passengers was forced to take emergency action after the aircraft nearly stalled mid-air as ice rapidly formed on its wing.
Fresh concerns were raised last night about GP shortages after it emerged that Shetland and the Western Isles had the highest vacancy rates in the country.
The under-fire political leader of Shetland Islands Council has resigned.
Shetland Islands councillor Cecil Smith has resigned as leader of the local authority.
The Uyeasound kirk in Unst is set to close following a vote by members of the local church group.
Proposals to build a new agricultural museum in Shetland are back on the agenda after volunteers behind the project applied for planning permission in a bid to help them secure much-needed funding.
Emergency services were on standby at Aberdeen International Airport after a flight set for Shetland was forced to U-turn.
Ambulance services in Shetland are likely to be dispatched from Lerwick Fire Station as of later this year.
Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has vowed to keep up the pressure on Scottish ministers to ensure they deliver a long-term solution to fund “lifeline” ferries in the northern isles.
A few pockets of the Shetland mainland are to benefit from much improved broadband speeds in the coming months – but the North Isles face a longer wait before moving into the modern digital era.
Police Scotland are making a fresh appeal for information into a fatal road traffic collision in Shetland last month.
NHS Shetland is continuing to struggle to fill a slew of GP and other vacancies as it strives to bring its £1.7 million bill for temporary staff down amid unprecedented financial pressure on its resources.
The overtaking lane on the A970, north of Lerwick, will be closed for the remainder of the winter season as a precaution, due to loose stone chips.
A bar manager who left a man with severe injuries after removing him from a Lerwick pub with a push to the chest has been fined £1,000.
Twins who teamed together to assault a man in Lerwick have been ordered to undertake unpaid work.
A man from Gott who took his neighbour’s car without their consent to go to the shops has been fined £500 and given six penalty points.
Woman repeatedly flashed her headlights as the “red mist descended” fined £500 and given six penalty points
A woman who repeatedly flashed her headlights and sounded the horn at another vehicle as the “red mist descended” while driving on a single track road has been fined £500 and given six penalty points.
A woman who used her elderly mother’s debit card to spend over £7,500 on online gambling has been ordered to undertake 170 hours of unpaid work.
A formal vote could be held in the island of Whalsay to determine the public demand for a fixed link connecting it to the Shetland mainland.
Pressure is mounting on the junior Up Helly Aa committee in Shetland to let girls take part in next year’s event.
Parents at two primary schools on the west side of Shetland have been asked to temporarily provide packed lunches for their children due to a canteen vacancy.
A man has been airlifted to hospital in the north after suffering with severe chest pains at sea.
Transport chiefs have announced that the future of ferry services in the Outer Hebrides is to be examined in a new study.
PICTURES: The morning after the night before as weary Shetland revellers make their way home after Up Helly Aa
Thousands of islanders have been partying all day and night to mark this year’s Up Helly Aa. The fiery spectacular is a 24-hour party but after festivities kicked off at 8.30am yesterday, tired revellers have been making their home for a well-earned rest. Check out the scenes from Lerwick today in our picture gallery below.